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12-7-16 UPDATE/12-6-16 Shooting - 1300 block E 36th St


UPDATE:

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Chattanooga Police Fugitive Division and Intelligence Division in concert with the U.S. Marshals executed the arrest of Garaek Lopopolo (aka Garaek Gaddis, 19) for the Shooting and Robbery of Chase Gipson (22). The following are the facts of that arrest:

  • Mr. Lopopolo was found in the Kings Lodge Motel
  • During his apprehension by police Lopopolo resisted arrest and tried to flee
  • K9 Officer Meador was able to apprehend Lopopolo and gain compliance through the use of his K9, Ducco
  • Garaek Lopopolo was treated at Erlanger for minor injuries and transported to the Hamilton County Jail
  • Lopopolo was arrested on charges of Especially Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

 

A man suffers a single gunshot wound during an attempted robbery.

Available Details:

Early Wednesday morning, December 6, 2016 Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot at the 1300 block of E 36th St. The following are the preliminary facts of that investigation:

  • The victim was shot by the suspect one time
  • The victim is suffering from non-life-threatening injuries
  • The victim arrived at a local hospital in a personally owned vehicle
  • The victim struggled with the suspect during the robbery and was shot by the suspect
  • Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating all leads

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

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NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

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(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

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(423) 493-BUST (2878)

 

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